College Planning Calendar: May 2021

Stay on top of the college planning process with our monthly College Planning Calendar for counselors, students, and parents. Happy May planning!

Saturday, May 1

Start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Spend this month uplifting and championing your Asian friends, family, and students to honor their heritages and cultures!

Colleges With the Highest Percentage of Asian Students & Colleges With the Highest Percentage of Pacific Islander Students: Help Asian and Pacific Islander students find supportive college communities with these lists of schools.

National Decision Day

While COVID-19 has extended many college decision deadlines, National Decision Day is still a great opportunity to celebrate how far students have come in the college admission process.

Top Advice for Making Your Final College Decision: For students still struggling with what college to ultimately attend, we have a ton of great advice to help them make the right choice.

Gif of character from Grown-ish saying

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Sunday, May 2

Free SAT Bootcamp

Kaplan is offering two free SAT Bootcamp webinars this month. Students can get in early by signing up for the May 2 session from 3:00­–4:30 pm. 

Tuesday, May 4

Complete ACT scores released

Today is the release date of complete ACT scores for the April 17 test date.

National Teacher Day

Did you know Eleanor Roosevelt is the reason Teacher Appreciation Day exists? Show some gratitude for the amazing teachers in your life today!

Star Wars Day

Happy Star Wars Day to all our nerdy Star Wars–loving friends!

Gif reading May the Fourth Be With You in hyperspeed

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Wednesday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo

Today is a celebration of Mexican heritage that honors the day Mexico defeated France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Scholarships for Mexican students: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by supporting your Mexican students and sharing these great scholarship opportunities.

Thursday, May 6

Start of National Nurses Week

Nurses have been doing incredible things throughout this pandemic and deserve all the recognition in the world. Support your hospital nurses, school nurses, and even student nurses during this special week!

Unexpected Pandemic Takeaways for Aspiring Nurses: This pandemic is scary, but we need more people out there working in health care. Here are some great reasons why students should consider majoring in Nursing.

Friday, May 7

SAT normal registration deadline

Today is the normal registration deadline for the June 5 SAT test date.

ACT normal registration deadline

Today is also the normal registration deadline for the June 12 ACT test date.

Saturday, May 8

SAT test date

Subject Tests are not available and won’t be in the future—here are four things you should know about their termination.

World Red Cross Day

Today honors the brave volunteers and staff of the Red Cross who work to improve and uplift communities all around the world every day.

Great Opportunities for Students to Volunteer Online: Today’s a great day to encourage your students to find volunteer opportunities, and these online options can help them stay safe during the pandemic.

Sunday, May 9

Mother’s Day

Be sure to show your mother or maternal figure some extra love on their special day. 

Heart made of flowers saying Wishing you a lovely Mother's Day

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Monday, May 10

Free ACT prep class

With only two Kaplan ACT prep webinars this month, make sure your students sign up for this session on Monday the 10th between 7:30–8:30 pm before it fills up!

Thursday, May 20

Free SAT Bootcamp

This is the last chance to sign up for a free SAT Bootcamp webinar this month. This session will be held on Thursday the 20th between 6:30–8:00 pm.

Friday, May 21

SAT multiple-choice scores released

The multiple-choice portion of the May 8 SAT test date will be released today.

ACT late registration deadline

Today is the late registration deadline for the June 12 ACT test date.

Sunday, May 23

Free ACT prep class

This is the last chance to sign up for Kaplan’s free ACT prep webinar this month before June test dates. The session is on Sunday the 23rd between 1:00–2:00 pm

Tips for a Higher ACT Score: For students looking to do better on the ACT, check out these helpful tips!

Monday, May 24

SAT Essay scores released

The Essay portion of the May 8 SAT test date will be released today. 

Wednesday, May 26

SAT late registration deadline

Today is the late registration deadline for the June 5 SAT test date

Friday, May 28

Amnesty International Day

Today commemorates the global movement of fighting injustice and was founded in London in 1961. 

Monday, May 31

Memorial Day

On this national day of remembrance, we’re thankful to all the brave military members who lost their lives while serving our country.

Heart with American Flag for Memorial Day

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